Reviewer’s Name: Mamadou Diallo
Title of Piece: The Wife’s Story Author’s Name: Ursula K. Leguin
I loved the plot of the story. I actually had the wrong image of the husband until the wife described what he turned into and I thought it was genius.
Why did the author choose to write the story out in this way?
The only real characters we get a good description of are the husband and wife and the author did a good job of describing them. The husband’s peaceful nature was clear through the wife’s description and the wife’s caring nature was clear through her actions.
Were there any other characters of importance that weren’t mentioned?
Setting & Context
The story takes places in the woods and just like the plot, this wasn’t clear to me until a bit further in but this is in fact a good thing to me. The author did a good job of humanizing the experience of the story at the start.
What part of the world did the story take place in?
Voice & Style
The narrator of the story carries a very calm and straightforward voice. She gave us a clear understanding of her view of the story and her inability to understand fully what was happening at first and her reactions to the changes emphasized her peaceful personality.
Point of View
Why was the story told from first person instead of third person?